List of Figures. List of Tables. Preface. Introduction.- Section 1: New Paradigm for Education Reform: 1. New Paradigm for Educational Reforms: Globalization, Localization, and Individualization.- 2. Three Waves of Education Reform: Internal, Interface, and Future.- 3. Fostering Local Knowledge and Human Development in Globalization of Education.- 4. A New Theory of Self Learning in Networked Human and IT Environment.- 5. Economic Considerations in Education Reforms and Policymaking.- 6. A Comprehensive Framework for Analysis of Education Reform Policy.- . Education reforms in the Asia-Pacific Region: Trends, challenges, and research.- 8. Education Reforms Towards the Third Wave: The Case of Hong Kong.- Section 2: New Paradigm for Educational Leadership: 9. New Paradigm for School Leadership.- 10. School Leadership and three Waves of Education Reforms.- 11. Leadership for Strategic Management and Action Learning.- 12. Leadership and School Performance: Multi-dimensional and Multi-level Study.- 13. Characteristics of School Leadership and Influence of Societal Culture.- Section 3: Re-engineering School Management for Effectiveness: 14. Evaluating School Effectiveness: Conceptualization and Practical Dilemmas.- 15. Monitoring Education Quality at Multi-levels: Framework and Practice.- 16. Studying Cultural Factors in Educational Effectiveness.- 17. Managing Teacher Effectiveness: Multiple Models & Multi-dimensions.- 18. Implementing Multi-level Self-management in Schools.- 19. Reengineering Total Home-school Partnership.- 20. Managing Parental Involvement in Education with a New Framework.- 21. Managing School Crises with Multi-perspectives.
In response to the challenges of globalization and local development, educational reforms are inevitably becoming one of the major trends in the Asia-Pacific Region or other parts of the world. Based on the most recent research and international observations, this book aims to present a new paradigm including various new concepts, frameworks and theories for reengineering education.
This book has 21 chapters in three sections. Section I "New Paradigm of Educational Reform" containing eight chapters, illustrates the new paradigm and frameworks of reengineering education, fostering human development and analysing reform policies and also discusses the trends and challenges of educational reforms in the Asia-Pacific Region.
Section II "New Paradigm of Educational Leadership" with five chapters aims to elaborate how the nature, role and practice of school leadership can be transformed towards a new paradigm and respond to the three waves of education reforms.
Section III "Reengineering School Management for Effectiveness" with eight chapters aims to provide various practical frameworks for reengineering school management processes and implementing changes in school practices.
Contrastingly different from traditional thinking
Aiming at enhancing effectiveness of reforming education
Figures, tables and illustrations are often used to facilitate easy understanding of the complicated issues
Good integration of the strengths of research and knowledge advancement in educational reforms in both the Asia-Pacific Region and the western parts of the world